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Jammu & Kashmir saw big jump in terrorist infiltration in 2016

The number of militants who have successfully crossed over into Kashmir via the Indo-Pak border is estimated to have risen almost four fold in 2016, according to data released by the home ministry today.Against 33 estimated successful infiltration in 2015,119 militants are estimated to have crossed over in 2016, the numbers show.The

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HRD ministry says won’t interfere in college politics

The ministry of human resources development, which oversees educational institutions in the country, today refused to intervene in political protests and incidents in colleges."These autonomous institutions are established under the respective Acts of Parliament and are competent to take action in the academic and administrative matters of the institutions, including

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Maharashtra gets 50% of India’s total highway budget this year

Maharashtra, home state of Nitin Gadkari, accounted for 50% of the new highway development projects sanctioned in the ongoing financial year, data from the ministry of road transport and highways showed.A total of 520 new projects -- including expansions -- worth Rs 53,264 cr was sanctioned by Gadkari's ministry in

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At 9.7 cr/year, Sidhu is highest-earning Punjab MLA, 40% AAP MLAs are crorepati

An analysis of the election filings of the newly elected members of Punjab Legislative Assembly revealed that Navjot Singh Sidhu, the ex-cricketer and television personality who joined the Indian National Congress just before the election, is the highest-earning member of the house.The analysis by the Association for Democratic Reform also revealed

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Half of rural population classified as poor in Socio-Economic Caste Census

Half of India's rural population have been classified as poor by the Socio-Economic Caste Census of India 2011, the government said today.The findings of Socio-Economic Caste Census of India, which was conducted after vociferous demands by some political parties, has never been released to the public in full.However, according to

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Anti-corruption activists to conduct ‘Ghotala Yatra’ in Delhi on Thursday

An umbrella group of anti-corruption groups will conduct a 'Ghotala Yatra' or 'Scam Procession' at Delhi's Mandi House area tomorrow.The rally, with the cry 'freedom from corruption' will start at 11 AM and be followed by a sitting protest at Jantar Mantar -- the traditional venue for protests in the

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Stock markets pricing in a BJP win in Uttar Pradesh – analyst

The recent strength in India's key stock market indices indicates that market participants are pricing in a victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, according to an stock market analyst.India's largest state has been busy electing its next legislative assembly for almost a month. The first phase of

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Arvind Kejriwal protests after Twitter cracks down on AAP accounts

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal took to his account to protest the deletion of several AAP accounts after the social media company changed its anti-abuse algorithm.Three days ago, Twitter had said that it was putting in more safeguards against abuse and manipulation on its platform -- a very widespread

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Kerala government doctor goes behind the veil to teach Muslim women

A government doctor in Kerala has come under criticism on social media for taking a Polio vaccination awareness class for women from behind a veil.According to local media reports, nearly 100 women participated in the thinly veiled awareness drive conducted by a medical superintendent of the government hospital at Nileswaram in Kasargode district

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Katju says SP will defeat BJP in UP Elections; Demonetization, Akhilesh to aid

Former Supreme Court judge and a keen observer of Indian politics, Markandey Katju has predicted a win for the Samajwadi Party led by Akhilesh Yadav in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.BJP, which is seen as a strong contender by many, would be negatively impacted due to the impact of

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Mayawati warns Muslims: Akhilesh vs Mulayalam will bring BJP to power

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Kumari Mayawati has warned Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh against continuing to vote for Samajwadi Party, claiming that the current fight between SP leader Mulayam Singh and his son Akhilesh would split their votes in two."I urge you not to let your vote get divided between

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